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    Yesterday I promoted a brand new server with a fresh install of 2008 R2 to a domain controller. This would be the 5th DC in the domain and the second running 2008 R2.

    Everything seemed to be fine. Later when I logged in I realized the domain admin account had no rights. I cannot open any of the AD snap ins or manage the server at all. All I get is Access Denied errors when I try to open anything up.

    If I log in with a different account with domain admin rights it works fine.

    I have never seen the domain admin account denied access to everything. If anyone has any ideas I would be greatful.

    In the end I will probably just wipe it, but I would like to understand what happened first.

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    Re: Domain admin Access Denied

    Is there anything in the dcpromo debug log that looks untowards?

    %Windir%\Debug\dcpromo.log

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    • #3
      Re: Domain admin Access Denied

      Does the previous local admin account still work?
      Tom Jones
      MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
      PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
      IT Trainer / Consultant
      Ossian Ltd
      Scotland

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